Delaware chefs embrace everything bagel seasoning

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

If it seems like everything bagel seasoning is, well, everywhere, thatā€™s because it is. Avocado toast, pizza, pop tarts and arepas are among the food getting that deli treatment in Delaware, and they’re not alone. AĀ National Restaurant Association poll of culinary professionals found that the addictive seasoning was named a top flavor for 2024. The mix typically includes dried garlic …

Bardea Steak tasting menu

Take a peek at Bardea Steakā€™s new tasting menu

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

From now until New Yearā€™s Day, many revelers will throw calories to the wind, and thereā€™s no better place to indulge thanĀ Bardea Steak, which recently launched a chefā€™s tasting menu that is perfect for holiday diningā€”and Valentineā€™s Day. The downtown Wilmington restaurant, located next to the critically acclaimedĀ Bardea Food & Drink, offers the multicourse menu for $150 per person. (Add …

Bardea Garden

Bardea opens The Garden, offering raw bar, light bites

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

  The coronavirus pandemic created an increased demand for outdoor dining, which continued after the restriction eased. Today, many Delawareans seek out an alfresco experience. EnterĀ The Garden, an attractive terrace sandwiched between siblingsĀ Bardea Food & DrinkĀ andĀ Bardea Steak. The new lounge and eatery had a soft opening Thursday, and a launch party is scheduled for Thursday, May 11. The attractive landscaped …

Restaurants wrestle with pricing to cover industry cost hikes

Pam GeorgeCulture, Headlines

Bardea Food + Drink is one of the restaurants trying a temporary surchange to help them beat inflation. Photo by Valeria Boltneva/Pexels Since Valentineā€™s Day was on a Monday, many restaurants had four nights of solid reservations. The business was welcome, considering that most experienced a disastrous January due to mask mandates, bitterly cold weather and ailing staff. But a …


Bardeaā€™s new venture: Tacos in DE.CO food court

Pam GeorgeBusiness, Headlines

Bardea Food & Drink has opened a taco stand in Wilmingtonā€™s DE.CO food court. Photo courtesy of Charles ā€œEbbieā€ Alfree III.   Before a restaurant opens for service, the staff often gather for a family meal. More often than not, the food is a departure from the regular menu. For instance, atĀ Bardea Food & DrinkĀ in downtown Wilmington, an Italian concept, …

Wilmingtonā€™s Bardea to be featured Monday on Today Show

Betsy PriceFood, Headlines

Bardea’s chef AntimoĀ DiMeoĀ and co-owner Scott Stein     Wilmington’s popular Bardea restaurant will be featured in a live segment Monday, Aug. 16, on “The Today Show.” The segment, which will follow chef Antimo DiMeo preparing two dishes in a “Make Ahead Monday” cooking segment, will run about 9:15 a.m. during the NBC morning show’s third hour. Scott Stein, co-owner of …